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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia August 2014 | Issued on 19 September 2014

Latest findings show that 43,800 children in Somalia are so severely malnourished they will die if they do not receive medical treatment and therapeutic food.

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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In Somalia, emergency airlifts supply towns unreachable by road

A major logistics operation is underway in Somalia to bring urgent aid to areas cut off from international help.

By Athanas Makundi

Cargo flights to previously cut-off areas of Somalia have enabled UNICEF to provide essential vaccines, therapeutic food and medicine for malnutrition, and school supplies for thousands of children.

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IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 8-14 September 2014

Highlights

South Sudan: IOM provides 30 litres safe water available per person per day

Sudan: Over 47,646 refugees have been tracked and registered by IOM.

Kenya: Heighted refugee movement recorded in Kenya this reporting period.

Ethiopia: Number of migrants relocated by IOM in Ethiopia reaches 173, 862.

Uganda: Uganda remains the second largest receiving country in the region for refugees from South Sudan.

Overview

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Somalia + 4 others
Horn of Africa: Polio Campaign Awareness Map (as of 11 Aug 2014)

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South Sudan + 4 others
UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #39, 3 - 9 September 2014

Highlights

  • The total number of reported new admissions to the therapeutic feeding programme for the management of SAM stands at 54,573 children aged 0-59 months from January 2014 to date.

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World + 7 others
9 September 2014: World events

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, MEXICO – Severe weather
• Heavy rainfall affected the south-western United States of America on 8 September, causing flash floods that killed two people in southern Arizona. Floods were also reported in Nevada and southern California. The heavy rains were caused by the remnants of Tropical Cyclone NORBERT that affected parts of western Mexico last few days, killing three people (media).
Sources: GDACS, NOAA, REDLAC, Media (1, 2, 3)

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Yemen: Monthly Humanitarian Update for Western Governorates (Hajjah, Al Hudaydah, Al Mahwit and Raymah) August 2014

Humanitarian Highlights

  • Food security has improved in Al Hudaydah and Raymah but deteriorated in Al Mahwit and Hajjah, according to the findings of a recent WFP Comprehensive Food Security Survey findings (CFSS, July 2014) and UNICEF-supported SMART survey findings (June 2014).

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Yemen: Monthly Humanitarian Update for Northern Governorates (Sa’ada, Amran amd Al Jawf) August 2014

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Humanitarian Highlights
- 160,525 children under 5 years were vaccinated against polio in the 15 districts of Sa’ada Governorate. This reflects about 91% coverage of the total children targeted during the campaign.
- Four schools were rehabilitated by UNICEF with funding from the Global Partnership for Education and handed over by UNICEF to the department of education.

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From next year, babies to get booster polio jab

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EastAfrican

By CHRISTABEL LIGAMI, Special Correspondent

An injectable form of the polio vaccine will be introduced into Kenya’s immunisation programme from next year, to contain the on and off outbreaks reported in the country.

It will be an additional dose to the oral polio vaccines currently being given to children.

The oral polio vaccine made from a live poliovirus is given to children in three doses: At two months, four months and the last at between the ages of six and 18 months.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 52 (as of 4 September 2014)

Highlights

● An integrated polio, measles, and vitamin A campaign is underway in Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile States.

● A seasonal increase of cases of kalaazar, an endemic disease, has been reported, particularly in Lankien,
Upper Nile State.

● A second convoy of humanitarian barges is preparing to transport relief supplies from Juba to Malakal,
Upper Nile State.

● Some 1.3 million people have been displaced inside South Sudan, and an additional 451,000 have fled to neighboring countries.

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UNICEF Somalia Humanitarian Situation Report - July 2014

Highlights

  • 14,090 children were vaccinated through UNICEF-supported sub National Immunisation Days (sNID) in July, a 60 per cent more than the previous month due to increased access to children and successful communication for development (C4D) interventions. Over 4,500 children have been diagnosed with measles since February particularly in Puntland, Banadir and Lower Juba where extremely low measles coverage rates exist.

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Polio this week as of 3 September 2014

  • Protecting west Africa: Even as polio programme staff across west Africa support efforts to control the Ebola outbreak affecting the region, preparations are going ahead for large scale multi-country vaccination campaigns in those countries not affected by Ebola, in mid-September.

  • In Nigeria, inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) has been used in early August during supplementary immunization activities in Borno and Yobe, reaching 0.6 million children. Further campaigns will integrate IPV, aiming to reach more than a million children by April 2015.

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Yemen + 4 others
Yemen Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 30 | 11 August – 3 September 2014

The interruption of mine action activities is a serious concern since a large number of displaced people are unable to return home because of mines and unexploded ordnance.

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Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (August 2014)

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SUMMARY

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #38, 27 August - 2 September 2014

Highlights

  • An integrated measles, polio and vitamin A campaign is underway in the three conflict-affected states. So far, 23,826 children have been vaccinated against polio and 23,570 against measles in and around Malakal while 2,802 children have been reached with polio vaccine and 2,504 with measles vaccine in Bor PoC and town.

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Emergency Response Fund Yemen: Annual Report 2013

Executive summary

The humanitarian situation in Yemen remained dire throughout 2013. Of a population of 24 million, more than half were in need of humanitarian assistance across the sectors of water and sanitation, food security, nutrition, health, shelter and education.

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World + 46 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Somalia + 1 other
ACT Alliance Alert: Drought and Food insecurity in Somalia

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ACT Alliance
  1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains dire with drought alerts being sounded. In February, the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit-Somalia (FSNAU)1 and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)2, indicated that around 860,000 people would remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3)3 and higher phases through June 2014. There are reports that over 300,000 malnourished children in Somalia and a total nearing a million people are in need of life-saving help.

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Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER), 29 August 2014, vol. 89, 35 (pp. 377-388) [EN/FR]

Contents of this issue:

29 August 2014, vol. 89, 35 (pp. 377-388)

  • 377 Assessing and mitigating the risks of outbreaks due to wild poliovirus in polio-free African countries, 2013-2014
  • 387 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January- July 2014

29 août 2014, vol. 89, 35 (pp. 377-388)

  • 377 Evaluation et atténuation du risque de flambée due à un poliovirus sauvage dans les pays africains exempts de poliomyélite, 2013-2014
  • 387 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-juillet 2014